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south of 195. no problems heading down to d.c. or if you are traveling northbound up to 695. and here's what 95 looks like in downtown baltimore right at 395. no delays right now traveling through the fort mchenry tunnel. just eight minutes to travel from the beltway all the way to the toll plaza. if you are using 695 it's going to be nice and clear traveling on that outer loop from 95 all the way up to 83. that stretch will take you 11 minutes. and the west side will be delay they have free. it's going to take you 11 minutes as well to travel the outer loop from 795 down towards 95. that's a look at your traffic traffic. megan over to you. five minutes away from 5:00 right now. today the mother and sister of yeardley love are speaking out about her mother and how they are keeping her memory alive. they started a foundation in her honor to raise awareness about dating violence. love's sister describes what it was like during the trial of george huguely the man convicted of killing you've.
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>> heart -- yeardley love. >> my heart was beating really fast all the time. i kept thinking that's what yeardley saw. that's the last thing she saw and i kept running that through my head over and over again but to think about the situation that night and it just brought back horrible thoughts. >> you can catch watch the interview with the loves today at 4:00 and then tonight sharon will be on a abc2 news at 5:00 to talk about the one love foundation. well, here's what we're working on for you for "good morning maryland" coming up at 5:00 this morning. seven people hurt after a fire breaks out in an apartment building in baltimore. we told you about in yesterday. now police are saying that that fire it may have been set to kill. we have the latest details on their investigation straight ahead. >> plus a dad comes to his son's rescue. when he gets locked inside or a calf. the superhuman strength he used to help get the little guy out. we have details on those
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stories and a whole lot more coming up on "good morning maryland" at 5:00.
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health news for you this morning, an experimental drug that could one day become the leading treatment for multiple sclerosis appears to have passed another test. new study finds that bg 12 which comes in a pill is not only very safe but it actually is well tolerated by patients who have multiple sclerosis. >> the main side effects or the most common side effects on patients treated with bg 12 were skin flushing and gastrointestinal events. stomach cramping some nausea and diarrhea but in general these were relatively mild. >> it worked better than in the injections at reducing the annual relapse rates in the number of brain lesions without major side effects. a local medical spa right now shut down after a patient dies from an infection. "good morning maryland" at 5:00 starts right now.
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many had to jump out of the burning building early yesterday morning. why police now say the fire was intentionally set possibly to kill. he was shot and left for dead outside of his family's home. a tribute his family and friends are paying to him this morning. and this one took 11 innings to play. but in the end, the birds they held their own. we have highlights from last night's game against the mariners. so another early morning for many of you who stayed up to watch that. good morning. >> look at the home run too by adam jones. go adam jones. >> incredible. we're later on going to hear more about the orioles' cheer. you got a little inspired and you wrote one. >> yes i headed down to the stadium yesterday. so much fun. but i wish the players had been there.
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not in seattle. very cute cheer though, it's a competition between me and jamie costello. >> lauren cook, traffic reporter and poet and we can write poetry about yesterday's weather. that was great yesterday. you said today? >> exactly a roll with the weather as well and just start off a little bit on the filly night this morning. i grabbed my leg warmers yes i'm wearing them. i have them on again. i have the tights on this morning. >> take a picture. >> and the leg warmers it is chilly and you are going to need the exact same thing as you head out the door this morning because we are on a chilly note. let's look at elkton with the temperature coming in around 49 degrees, but what's so great in the dew point 43 so we are nice and dry out there. we're seeing more of the same in crisfield this morning. temperature at 58 degrees and dew point around 51. and our last stop is ocean city with that temperature at 60 degrees that dew point coming in right around 57 and the winds still out of the northwest that's that drying wind. that will continue as we head through the morning hours. we look at maryland's most
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powerful radar and we are nice and dry. and this trend will continue for the next couple of days here. your hour by hour forecast looks like this. as we head through the morning you're waking up right around 50 degrees. and 65 as we go into about 10:00 and then much warmer lunchtime. 74 looking good and feeling good. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. good morning lynette. 50 degrees pretty chilly out there. definitely bring the coat this morning. i forgot mine and was very cold. if you are going out on 95 right now. here's a live look in harford county. into the city. and for those of you using the harrisburg expressway here's a live look just north of 695. the good news is it will be nice and clear once you do get on to the jfx. just 11 minutes to travel southbound from 695 all the way downtown to east fayette street. if you are using the beltway this morning, no problems to report from parkville all the
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way up towards towson and the west side of 695 going to be nice and clear. no delays whatsoever. looking at a typical 11 minute ride right now on the outer loop from 795 down towards 95. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan over to you. three minutes after 5:00 right now. another game that you may not have stayed awake to finish watching. the orioles. they took this one into 11 innings in seattle and they won. they swept the series early this morning with a final score of 3-1. the o's are now a half game back from the owe in the a. l -- yankees in the a. l. east and they are number one in the race for the wild card. the o's get the night off and probably going to need after two extra inning games if a row. then they're going to be on to boston where they take on the red sox friday night. first pitch is 7:10. well, police say that a very dangerous arsonist is on the loose and they need your help finding whoever is throwing molotov cocktails into two apartment buildings. abc2 news linda so is live in
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northeast baltimore and what do they know? >> reporter: well, the first fire started in that building right there. you can see the windows have been boarded up and police have posted these signs all throughout the neighborhood offering a reward for tips in this case. the second fire started about a mile from this location, both started by molotov cocktails. police say they'll be boosting their presence in the area and in fact we already saw a police cruiser with its lights in the area patrolling the area twice this morning. now both apartments were fire bombed in the early morning hours yesterday as people were sleeping. people -- police say someone threw a molotov cocktail through a first floor window at the paradise garden apartments just before 4:00. six adults and one child were hurt. and all expected to recover. about a half hour later another fire bomb was thrown at a building in the man sew that manor apartments. the devices were similar and investigators believe the same person or group is responsible. >> this is is very dangerous
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arsonist. anyone who would fire bomb a house where they could reasonably believe the people were sleeping is dangerous and they definitely had an intent to kill. >> reporter: now it's unclear at this point if any specific people in the building were targeted. if you have any information that might help investigators, call the fire marshal's office. that number is 410-465-tips. linda so, abc2 news. a brilliant mind, a beautiful voice, a very loving man. that's how people who knew peter marvit describe him. they are in disbelief that their friend and family member was murdered and sherrie johnson is live this morning at the police headquarters and right now are they any closer to making an arrest in the case? >> reporter: well, so far police don't have many leads in this case. they are hoping to have some help from the public if anyone saw or heard anything around 10:30 monday night when marvit was murdered. it happened outside of his
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home. he was actually left for dead and shot several times in the head and upper body. his extended family gathered last night for a vigil to remember him through music. 30 minutes before he was killed marvit was making music. he was a singer with the baltimore choral arts society. he sang with the arts society for five years and it was outside his musical life that the national institutes of health researcher was gunned down outside of his home near herring run park. now police believe he may have been the victim of a robbery. he was an upstanding citizen in the wrong place at the wrong time. >> his professional colleagues know him as a great researcher and a great scientist. we know him as a great friend and a great singer. this was a guy you loved being around. this was a guy who lit up the room when he came in it. >> reporter: now there's a crime stoppers reward in this case. if you have any information leading to an arrest, you can
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call 18667 lockup. reporting live in downtown baltimore, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. a city police officer will spend 20 years in prison for trafficking heroin while on duty. prosecutors say that officer daniel red was in uniform and carrying a service weapon while he committed his crimes. according to his plea agreement, he was busted last year for trying to buy and sell drugs in the police station parking lot. well, patient who is had -- patients who had cosmetic surgery as a baltimore county medical spa, pay attention to this. because monarch med spa, they have been shut down. this after a patient died from an infection, two others have been hospitalized. now the state and baltimore county health department went into monarch earlier this week. the investigation is focused right now on people who may work at the clinic and the equipment that they're using. trying to basically find the source of the problems. >> we don't know exactly where it comes from and that's why it's important at this point
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now to stop everything. let's figure out what's going on before someone else dies. >> monarch med spa said they're cooperating after they have performed thousands of procedures before without any problems. but if you have been to the monarch med spa in the past six weeks and experiencing any sort of problems definitely call your doctor and also call the doctor with the health department. now coming up at 6:00 this morning we're going to be joined by a cosmetic surgeon dr. michael cohen from the cosmetic surgery center of maryland and he's going to tell you what you can expect after surgery. all right, will you get to play the table games at state casino? s that's a big question you're going to be deciding on when you cast your vote on question 7 coming up in november. if you live in pg county you can also vote on whether or not to build a new casino at the national harbor. well, today the county executive of pg, montgomery and
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howard counties are all going to be in silver spring today talking about question 7. that's going to be happening again today we're going to have the latest information on our web sit. you can check it out -- website. you can check it out at after the conference ends and again more on it on the 5:00 and 6:00 news. another issue on the ballot in november right now? same sex marriage and next month the governor and a ravens' player a linebacker, they are going to be teaming up to support it. the football placers hosting monday night -- player is hosting monday night football on october 8th at mother's on federal hill. that game night by the way is with the houston texans versus the new york jets. a great cookie cape. listen to this, baltimore county police right now say that 24 pounds of cookies were stolen from the great cookie this at the towson center mall. two men basically hopping over
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the counter and making off with all the pastries. stay with us this morning, because this child accidentally locked in the car. and it was getting pretty hot outside. well, the strength this guy mustered up to rescue his baby. some are calling him superhuman this morning. >> also this morning, best known as home of the ravens and the orioles of now baltimore has a new title. this one i'm not sure we can be so proud of it. what it is straight ahead. >> temperatures are in the 40s some spots this morning, we have a warmup on the way and all the details coming up. >> there are no delays right now here on interstate 97 at ben field boulevard. how traffic is shaping up on 695 and 83 coming up on "good morning maryland." [ female announcer ] born from the naturally sweet monk fruit,
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action. >> what i did with was my arms got in place and had the windshield with my bare arms. >> when firefighters arrived they say they were pretty surprised. they thought that he had used something to break the window. he walked away with just some scratches on his arms, his son by the way doing just fine this morning. all right, you love baltimore for so many reasons. the o's, the ravens, the inner harbor all the neat neighborhoods, this morning though the city being talked about for something not so positive. according to "travel + leisure" magazine. charm city is the third dirtiest city in the country. the magazine says that this honor was given to us because of the number of road complaints that the city has received and if you're curious, new york and new orleans they were first and second on the list. third dirtiest city. hard to believe. all right, time now for a check on our weather. lynette? how's it looking out there. it looks good megan.
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plenty of sunshine once the sunrises but it feels very chilly this morning. grab the jacket definitely. the temperatures in just a moment but the reason why we are so cool this morning, so chilly, is because we're basically under mainly clear skies and with that you don't have the clouds to really keep us warm. keep usics lated. but as we go -- us insulated. but as we go into the afternoon a nice warmup. temperatures right now 46 degrees in stevenson and 49- degrees in bowie. mount airy 43 degrees and middletown coming in at 46. chesapeake beach 50s there. that one feels good right. and 58-degrees in goldsboro this morning. we are at the surface now and we have an area of high pressure that's building in here and started that yesterday and lit continue for today and even part of tomorrow. and then it will begin to move out of here and it allows that cold front to slice through the area as we go into the weekend. so we are looking at some wet weather potentially. still we do have tropical storm
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nadine finally beginning to move out of the picture and getting some speed and heading off to europe. this area of low pressure has a 40% chance of becoming a tropical system in the next 48 hours, that's what we will definitely be watching. future trend not picking up on a whole lot. lots of sunshine today and also tomorrow. the hour by hour forecast warms us up by lunchtime. 74 degrees. i am going with 77 for today. there are the showers as we head into saturday then for the ravens game we look nice. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. good morning lynette. hopefully that weather stays nice too for the ravens game. if you are heading out on the roads this morning, fortunately there's nothing to get in your way if you are using the jfx to get into the city. no delays whatsoever just 11 minutes to travel southbound from 695 all the way downtown to east fayette street. everything will remain up to speed traveling through the fort mchenry tunnel as well as the harbor tunnel. and as we check in and take a live look outside, here on the west side of the beltway at
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wilkens avenue. actually a live look at interstate 70 here in howard county at columbia pike. no problems getting over to 695 and as we pull up the picture here it is, the beltway. west side wilkens avenue no problems to travel the outer loop from 795 down towards 95 and the inner loop clear to pikes vim. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan? 17 minutes after 5:00 right now. a new warning this morning about something that you might eat every day. many rice products contain high levels ofs a nick. "consumer reports" tested different types and they found worrisome levels of the poison. scientists say that arsenic is connected to many types of cancer and that children especially babies could be more vulnerable to the toxic effects of arsenic. >> we are saying for infant rice cereal you really shouldn't exceed more than one serving a day. >> "consumer reports" released the results of their study. the fda is now investigating whether the amounts of arsenic
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found in rice products are dangerous. dangerous enough to cut down on the amount of arsenic in rice. rinse it they say. and let the water run until it's clear. and then cook that rice in a lot of water. they're talking about six cups of water for one cup of rice. stay with us this morning, one man says that his lungs were damaged. all this from eating one of his favorite snacks. so he sued the company that makes it. what happened, the amount the jury says that the company should pay for failing to warn this guy about the dangers of eating popcorn. >> plus the wal-mart wants to help you eat healthier at an affordable price? there's a new plan right now to let you stock up on fruits and vegetables without breaking the bank. p
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thank you for joining us on this thursday morning, a pretty unusual lawsuit in colorado over popcorn. a jury awarded wayne watson more than $7 million because he says microwave popcorn permanently damaged his lungs, you see watson ate two bags of popcorn a day he did that for years. not knowing that it could be harming his health. well, five years ago doctors diagnosed his condition as popcorn lung. watson believes that his lung damage was caused by inhaling
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the fumes of a compound that's used in the butter. >> i've lost roughly 50% of my lung capacity. it's kind of a weird story isn't it? i mean -- a guy gets sick by breathing in the toxic fumes of the compound that's on buttered flavored microwave popcorn in the sanctity of his own kitchen. >> that compound has been linked to lung problems for workers in plants where popcorn is actually produced. question this morning, how high can they get? the height that act texs are now planning to reach when they start their next project and how long it's going to take before you're going to see the highest skyscraper in the world that they want to build. >> also ahead this morning, some want it to stay green. however, city officials if they get their way parts of patterson park the greenery could disappear. what they want to do with some of the green pace and what the neighbors are -- space and what the neighbors are saying this morning. >> dew points in the 40s
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keeping us dry and comfortable. i'll tell you if this lasts into the weekend coming glum. good morning lynette. no delays right now on 95 here at route 43 and white marsh. how traffic is shaping up on 83 and 695 coming up on "good morning maryland." you. we know you. we know you have to rise early... and work late, with not enough sleep in between. how you sometimes need to get over to that exit,
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thank you for joining us this morning. the first mile high skyscraper could be a reality but it will be a while. 2025 is what they're talking about. the tallest building right now in the world is in dubai. that has 160 floors and stands at more than 2,700 feet in the air. a mile high megastructure, that would almost double that in size. but a chicago architect says that we already have the technology to build a mile high structure and they're considering it and working on it. all to get you the eat a little healthier and get the health on track at wal-mart. the retailer launched a national program to reward certain people for eating nutritious foods. now here's the deal. you buy fruits and you buy vegetables low fat items, wal- mart will actually give you a discount. this program will be available
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to shoppers who are members of humana's wellness program. they are number one in the nation's largest health insurance provider and the program starts october 15th. just how close one police officer came to being seriously injured and how the officer's quick reaction saved the life of a woman and the police cruiser dashcam that caught it all. >> they were stuck about 300 feet in the air for hours. how park operators were finally able to get the people back on the ground. >> good morning, topping america's money, the census bureau says the economy may have bottomed out. the unemployment rate is falling. more americans are moving. more young adults are leaving their parents' homes and the birthrate is no longer falling as shoply as it was -- sharply as it was. the outlook is also good for gas prices, oil prices have fallen sharply the week partly because inventories are higher
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than expected and analysts say prices were higher than they should have been. chick-fil-a is going to stick to chicken and stay out of politics. the fast food chain will no longer fund groups that actively oppose same sex marriage. chick-fil-a came under fire this summer when the president says he opposes such unions. get ready for more junk mail. the postal service is encouraging marketers to send more advertising that's profitable for the agency. that's america's money, i'm sunny hostin.
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remembering the researcher killed in a robbery attempt. this morning police still trying to figure out who did this and why. seven people hurt in a


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